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George A. Burton Jr.

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George A Burton, Jr

George A. Burton, Jr. was born June 21, 1926 in Texarkana, AR., passed away June 10, 2014 in Little Rock, Ar. He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Joan Burton, his son, George Burton III and his parents George and Theo Burton. Surviving family members are daughter Sandy Batten and her husband Rick Batten. Mr. Burton moved to Alexandria, LA at an early age and entered Welchton in Rapides Parish at age 5.

His family moved to Shreveport in 1935 where he attended Line Ave Elementary School and Byrd High. While at Byrd, he was President of High-Y and a member of Delta Phi Omega. After graduation, he volunteered in the U S Navy Seabees at age 16 and served as a member of The 107th NCB and the USS Core CVE. After an honorable discharge, Mr. Burton qualified as a private pilot and also joined Dunn and Bradstreet. After graduation from Centenary College, he was employed by Operkuch, McGuirt, Watts and West CPA Firm in 1949 and became a partner in 1953. In 1954, he opened his private CPA practice and completed Law Classes at Centenary. Mr. Burton took great pride in performing his civic duties and being active in the following Organizations. Elected Commissioner of Finance City of Shreveport. First Republican elected to a major full time Office in Louisiana 1971. Honorary Lifetime member Shreveport Jacyees, Honorary Lifetime member Jaycee Intl Senator, Honorary Lifetime Member Jr ROTC Parents Club, Director and Treasurer Centenary Alumni Association, Founding Board Member of East Ridge Country Club, Life Member Disabled American Veterans, Director and Treasurer Legal Aid Society, Two Time President JR ROTC Parents Club, Past President Shreveport Jaycees, Past VP Louisiana Jaycees, Charter Member and Secretary/Treasurer Sertoma Club, President Caddo Parish Board of Election Supervisors 1978-2008, Member LA CPA Society Legislative Committee, Trustee LA CPA Society of CPA's, American Institute Of CPA's, Louisiana Society of CPA's, Association of Governmental Accountants, Chairman Caddo Parish Republican Executive Committee 1960-1980. Accounting instructor Centenary College, Helped establish Independence Bowl, Helped bring business to Shreveport, including GM., Secretary LA Republican State Central Committee 1972-1980, Study Committee, School Board Bond Issue Study Committee, School Board Rapid Learner Study Committee, Caddo Parish Police Jury Study Committee.

A Memorial Service will be held at Lane Chapel, Noel Memorial United Methodist Church on Friday, June 20th at 10:00 am.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the .



Published in Shreveport Times on June 15, 2014
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